Boost ETP, a provider of short and leverage exchange-traded products, has appointed Gea Smolic as director of German sales.
With over eight years of European investment and financial markets experience, Smolic joins Boost from Thomson Reuters, having been responsible for cross-selling and relationship management with large institutions including Allianz, BlackRock and UniCredit.
Prior to this, Smolic has held positions at Raiffeisenlandesbank, WonderSys Srl, Aurelius Capital Management GmbH and Kress Gastronomie GmbH.
Hector McNeil, co-chief executive of Boost ETP, says: “We are very pleased to add Gea to the team and strengthen our distribution presence in the German market. She has significant experience in dealing with a broad group of the German investment community which will help establish Boost as a well-known ETP and ETF brand.
“Germany is one of the main markets in Europe for ETFs and ETPs and Boost has great plans to take significant market share. We believe our unique mix of independence and delivery of value added products will differentiate ourselves from a predominately bank and large financial institutional dominated market place. Gea will play a significant part in taking Boost’s message to the German investment community.”